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with investigators with handwritten responses. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to speak because of a throat wound. nbc news's pete williams says the suspect is being questioned for brief periods. we don't yet know what he's telling investigators through those written messages. we're also learning the justice department will not file charges against him today as previously thought. that may happen tomorrow. also in boston today, many people stopped to remember the victims and reflect on what has been an overwhelming week in their city. nbc bay area's jay gray has been following the bombings and the aftermath. he has the latest. >> reporter: good evening. investigators continue to clear out areas inside the crime scene, and as more of this city now begins to open, many today were drawn here to the area near egs whe est where it happened ♪ >> reporter: sometimes there's a strength in simply being together. >> people are going to have to band together and be with their loved ones and work through it by talking and feeling. >> reporter: hundreds from different faiths gathered near the blast si
. >> reporter: as accused marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev is in the hospital prosecutors deciding how to handle him. >> he should be an enemy combatant and we should be allowed to question him for intelligence gathering purposes. >> president obama has agreed to delaying miranda rights under public safety measure but rebuffing republicans calling nor for a change in the prosecutorial playbook. he became a u.s. september last year on september 11th. he has the constitutional right to be tried in a civilian court. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in boston. >> reporter: at the same time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet th
morning shows dzhokhar tsarnaev on the ground after his capture last night with atf and fbi agents standing over him. the fbi has a simple message this morning on its wanted poster for this 19 year old. it simply now says captured. >> and the boston police were celebrating on twitter understandably writing captured in all caps. the hunt is over. the search is done. the terror is over. and justice has won. suspect is in custody. >> some of the unforgettable scenes last night. an ambulance rolling away from the scene of the capture last night in the back a patient we believe to be this young man who was the subject of this massive manhunt that had nearly a million people in and around the boston area on lockdown. let's go back to lester. >> all right, matt. here's where things stand right now. the lone remaining bombing suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized in boston this morning. he's believed to be in serious condition recovering from gunshot wounds suffer during the shootout on friday morning with police that left his brother dead. this all came to a head of cours
thursday night's carjacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver that he had bullets in his gun according to the fbi and said, "i'm serious." at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan tsarnaev was killed, other explosive devices were also found. in an interview for "dateline" nbc, the boston police commissioner says that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over some unexploded devices that they threw at the officers. and i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> that was nbc's pete williams. thank you so much. >>> today members of the house will get a top-secret briefing on the boston bombings. while the chair of the senate intelligence committee is demanding that the fbi ex
, federal interrogators had hope todler be talking to dzhokhar tsarnaev, asking him what happened and why. >> there has been so much conversation yet, but tonight law enforcement officials say they are getting some responses. nbc's pete williams has more on that, and more on how the intense manhunt came to an end on friday. >> reporter: though he lies under guard in a boston hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds, including one to throat, federal officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is beginning to respond to a few questions from a team of federal investigators. he is being questioned for brief periods, officials say, because of his condition, and he is responding mostly in writing. but he has difficulty speaking because of his throat wound, which some investigators say could be the result of a suicide attempt. newly released video from police helicopter shows how he was arrested. an armored vehicle with a robotic arm tore away a tarp covering a bet on a backyard trailer where he was hiding friday night. in this thermal image, the heat from his body clearly shows him lying in the bo
. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev charged. >> today u.s. officials say evidence suggests the two bombing suspects were motivated by religion. we don't know what the evidence is but we know investigators have confiscated phone records and e-mails. meanwhile boston continues to grieve. a moment of silence in boston. also on the senate floor and at the new york stock exchange, a pause in daily business to mark the exact moment the first bomb went off in the boston marathon one week ago today. suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev remains in the hospital unable to speak because of a bullet wound to his throat. with the judge present the 19-year-old was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction that led to the killing of four people and wounding of 180. tsarnaev is listed in serious condition but reports say he is alert and able to acknowledge in writing. tsarnaev has been in the hospital since last friday when he was found hiding and bleeding in a boat of a backyard of a watertown home. the night before police say he and his older brother engaged in gun battle with officers. tamerlan was killed. police feel con
the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, a surveillance camera catches dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev walking toward the boston marathon finish line with backpacks. a second and crucial piece of video, the fbi says, comes from a surveillance camera mounted on this restaurant. at 2:42, seven minutes before the first bombing, court documents say the still unreleased video shows dzhokhar tsarnaev with a backpack walk toward the scene of the second bombing. at 2:45 he works his way into the crowd and slips his backpack off. still photos show the backpack on the ground at his feet. when the first bomb goes off, the fbi says, the video shows the crowd looking toward the finish line in alarm. but the fbi says tsarnaev virtually alone among the
, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located. they think they know where he is. they believe that's the place they have surrounded and where you just saw kerry sanders reporting but there's a further concern that these two brothers may have had af coccomplices an authorities found another bomb in boston. a device in the charles gate area. they rendered it safe but they are concerned there maybe accomplices. they can't be certain of it. but there's a concern there maybe accomplices at large. you put all of those factors together, and we're told that's the reason for the extraordinary security. there's been a report that one accomplice tried to escape on a train to connecticut. that the train was stopped. we believe now that this is not the case. savannah? >> pete will
. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is being treated at a boston hospital today still not well enough to be grilled by federal agents about the bombings and shootings that terrorized the city. >> serious but stable. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan b
: the blanket of fear on this community was lifted when it was confirmed that 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev was no longer a threat. 4:30, friday morning, authorities notified much of watertown a fugitive is on the loose. >> there's an ongoing manhunt for a person wanted in connection with monday's bombing. >> reporter: a good portion of watertown was already awake because it sounded like a war zone. one suspect, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev, was dead, and another, his younger brother, had escaped a police dragnet. 7:59 a.m., daylight.
story. as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies under guard in a boston hospital now upgraded to fair condition, federal officials say he's told interrogators that he and his older brother came up with the marathon bomb plot entirely on their own because they believe the u.s. wars in iraq and afghanistan were an attack on islam. officials say he claims the instructions for making a bomb came from al qaeda's online magazine "inspire" which contained a formula similar to the one the fbi says was used to make the bombs in boston. an employee at a fireworks company says records show that tamerlan tsarnaev bought two dozen large fireworks at a store in new hampshire in february. >> it's a little disturbing, a little unsettling that i had an in
threat. >> let me ask you some particulars about the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is now in the hospital. appare apparently he has a wound to the throat. did he try to commit suicide? >> i don't know the answer to that. >> do you know when doctors are saying he might actually be able to communicate? is there a real question about whether he'll be able to speak? >> i don't know those answers, david. i do know that he is in serious condition, but he's stable. and there are investigators prepared to interview him when he's able to be interviewed. >> the question about him coming onto the radar of the fbi two years ago, he was interviewed, he was tracked at the request of the russians, according to federal officials. that's questions now, for you and authorities in massachusetts, have to raise some concerns whether something was missed here. >> well, sure. there's a whole process here, and i think it was his brother, by the way, who was questioned by the fbi -- >> yes, forgive me, correct. >> a whole host of questions, david, that you have, that i have, more to the point that
an answer to now lies with 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev, a naturalized u.s. citizen who's recovering in the hospital. namely, what was behind the attack at the boston marathon. terrorism expert neil smeltser at uc berkeley says the first questions investigators will likely ask tsarnaev will have to do with the motive. >> first psychological is is this some kind of a wayward nut like columbine or some of the school shooters apparently have been? what are the linkages? where's this guy -- who's this guy been linked up to? >> reporter: investigators will also want to know if the 19-year-old suspect planted any other explosives anywhere or if others were involved in the plot. the director of the american civil liberties union reacted to the administration's decision not to immediately mirandize tsarnaev by saying, "every criminal defendant is entitled to be read miranda rights." the public safety exception should be read narrowly and applies only when there's a continued threat to public safety. denial of rights is un-american. the man known as the underwear bomber was also questioned by
way to buy a new boat for the man who first spotted 1-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev holed up in his back year. a bay area podcaster is leading the charge. bob redell talks-of- talked to him today. he's in the newsroom. the question is, why is he so passionate about this? >> reporter: marla, that's what richard bliss does for a living, helps people replace their dreams or recover property. he produces a podcast, teaching people how to harness the internet to raise money for projects and internet ideas. when he heard the boat was riddled with bullets last fry night with the boston bombing suspect hidden inside, he thought why not help fund a new boat for the guy. he set up a web page, podcast his plea. within 48 hours, within that amount of time, he raised $600. >> i was surprised, i got hate mail. i was surprised no deed goes unpunished. part of it was the misunderstanding that somehow i was taking away from the real victims, the victims with horrendous loss. instead, it was, no, this is both. if you go to my campaign and video, there's a button to donate to the victims, the boston victim
a description of a still unreleased fbi video. according to those familiar with what it shows, dzhokhar tsarnaev can be seen removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed, and acting very differently from those around him when e first bomb blew up. >> this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off, and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. >> federal officials say in the hours after the fbi released photos of the bombing suspects thursday night, investigators had not yet matched any names to their pictures and, in fact, did not even have the tsarnaev brothers in any terrorist data base. only after the older brother was killed in the late night shootout in watertown were agents able to check his fingerprints and put actual names to their case. fbi agents are seeking to interview all the family members and friends of the two brothers, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much.
particulars about the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is now in the hospital. appare apparently he has a wound to the throat. did he try to commit suicide? >> i don't know the answer to that. >> do you know when doctors are saying he might actually be able to communicate? is there a real question about whether he'll be able to speak? >> i don't know those answers, david. i do know that he is in serious condition, but he's stable. and there are investigators prepared to interview him when he's able to be interviewed. >> the question about him coming onto the radar of the fbi two years ago, he was interviewed, he was tracked at the request of the russians, according to federal officials. that's questions now, for you and authorities in massachusetts, have to raise some concerns whether something was missed here. >> well, sure. there's a whole process here, and i think it was his brother, by the way, who was questioned by the fbi -- >> yes, forgive me, correct. >> a whole host of questions, david, that you have, that i have, more to the point that the fbi the a it tf and other law enf
they stopped at a convenience store. the s.w.a.t. team members who captured dzhokhar tsarnaev spoke for the first time. jeff campbell pulled him off the boat. >> we wanted to get him into custody and have the situation come to an end for us, for the families, for the city. it needed to end. >> reporter: monday night they remembered the boston graduate student, the 23-year-old from china, she was killed in boston's week of terror. in her hometown of medford krystle campbell was laid to rest. the one week anniversary of the bombing marked by a moment of silence. heads bowed across the city and the nation. yet it's the stories of kindness that keep boston going. friday's man hunt trapped mckenzie wells and her 17 month old son holden in their home. out of milk she got this special delivery from a brook line police officer. >> never imagined someone in their tactical gear carrying two gallons of milk down the street. >> the photo taken by her husband, just more evidence of how a small gesture can make a big difference. >> thank you. >> reporter: now today those who left their belongings
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